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Lufthansa is the proud flagship and national carrier of Germany and a founding member of Star Alliance. It is also the largest airline in all of Europe, both in revenue and number of passengers (2018), and boasts one of the most extensive route networks in the world.

Lufthansa flies directly to and from both Munich Airport (MUC) and Frankfurt Airport (FRA). Whether you are travelling for business or leisure purposes you can always rely on Lufthansa Airlines to get you to your destination safely, conveniently, and efficiently.

You can fly from Johannesburg to London or New York, or from Cape Town to Paris, via Lufthansa, with many more incredible destinations to choose from. In fact, Lufthansa’s Star Alliance network makes it possible for the respected airline to conduct around 16 000 daily flights from 855 airports in 155 countries around the globe!

Lufthansa also owns the biggest 747-8 fleet (19). The stunning 747-8 is fondly referred to as the "Queen of the Skies" within the aviation community and is officially the longest aircraft in the world. Lufthansa employs state-of-the art technology throughout their fleet of 351 aircraft.

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Miles of Rewards

Choosing to fly Lufthansa is so much more than just getting from one country to your destination. It’s a journey of discovery and with the Lufthansa frequent flyer programme, Miles & More, passengers earn status miles for every flight. Frequent travellers will attain a frequent flyer status which has three categories: Frequent Traveller, Senator and HON Circle with each category offering different benefits.

As a Miles & More member you will also earn award miles which can be redeemed with the many partners associated with the Lufthansa awards programme.


Lufthansa is known to have a reasonable baggage allowance, with their current policy as follows:

  • Individual travellers flying Economy class can check in a single bag weighing no more than 23 kilograms.
  • Individual travellers flying Premium Economy class can check in two bags weighing no more than 23 kilograms each.
  • Individual travellers flying Business class can check in two bags up to 32 kilograms each.
  • Individual travellers flying First class can check in three bags weighing no more than 32 kilograms each.

Certain routes and countries have different baggage allowances and travellers are advised to check online for route-specific regulations.

Hand Luggage

All travellers in Economy Class are permitted one item of hand luggage and two items in Business of First Class. The dimensions should not exceed 55 x 40 x 23 cm and weigh no more than 8kg.


Travellers flying via Lufthansa South Africa have several convenient options when it comes time to check in ahead of their flight. With the latest technology on offer travellers can check-in online, via a mobile phone, or at the airport at the relevant check-in desks.

Online Check-In: Travellers can check in up to 23 hours before the flight is due to depart. This can be done via the Lufthansa website or on the airline’s app – now available for download on both Apple and Android devices. Travellers will also have the opportunity to select their seats and print out their boarding passes via online check-in.

Airport Check-In: Travellers are advised to use the check-in desks at the airport which open three hours before the flight is set to depart and closes one hour before the scheduled departure time.

On Board

The airline boasts four classes, namely Economy, Premium Economy, Business and First class.

Lufthansa Airlines economy class is known to offer superior comfort when compared to many other economy class airline offerings. The seats are up to three centimetres wider and offer significantly more legroom. Lufthansa in-flight entertainment is accessible via a personal monitor which is touch-screen activated.

Complimentary meals and snacks, with a variety of hot and cold drinks are offered in all classes, with gourmet cuisine in both First Class and Business Class. Dietary-specific meals are available on but should be request at time of booking.

In-flight entertainment is available in all classes, with a new era of Live TV offering international sporting events and all the latest news. The Lufthansa entertainment programme has all the latest films, music and games to keep passengers of all ages and cultures entertained for the duration of the flight.


Travellers can fly via Lufthansa direct from Cape Town to Munich five times per week, from Johannesburg to Frankfurt daily, and from Cape Town to Frankfurt five times per week. The number of flights available is subject to change, however, so be sure to look into this well ahead of booking your Lufthansa flights.

Along with Germany, some of Lufthansa Airlines most popular destinations include:

  • Barcelona
  • Boston
  • Hamburg
  • Hong Kong
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • New York
  • Paris
  • Sao Paulo
  • San Francisco
  • Tokyo

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For more detailed information on flight services visit the Lufthansa South Africa website online.